One bite of these melt-in-your-mouth Snickerdoodle Cookies and you’re going to be hooked. Perfect for the holiday giving or just a super easy cookie recipe to whip up any time of the year.
When it comes to homemade cookies, you really can’t beat the taste of these made-from-scratch Snickerdoodles. Not only do they have the great taste of the holidays, but they’re really easy to make as well. Once your house starts filling with this smell, you’re going to want to add these to your weekend baking plans, every single weekend.
How Do You Know That These Snickerdoodle Cookies Are Done Cooking?
You’re going to want to pay attention to the edges of these cookies. The edges will start to turn a golden-brown color which is your big indicator that these cookies are getting close to being done. Another telltale sign is that they’ll start to crack a bit on the very top as well. As long as you stay near the suggested time cooked, your cookies should come out just fine.
What Do Snickerdoodle Cookies Taste Like?
Their taste and texture are why they’re so good! They are so chewy and soft, you’re literally going to enjoy these delicious cookies and want to make them time and time again.
Ingredients Needed For Snickerdoodles
All it takes is a few super simple ingredients that most likely everyone has on hand to make these delicious chewy, soft cookies.
- Cream of tartar
- Baking soda, salt
- Brown sugar
How To Make Snickerdoodles
- Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat room temperature butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and yolk, beat until combined.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture nd beat after each addition until combined.
- In a small bowl, whisk cinnamon and sugar together, set aside.
- Using a teaspoon, drop a rounded 1″ ball into the cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat then place on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 7 minutes, remove from oven, let cookies sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack.
Why Is Cream Of Tartar Added To Snickerdoodle Cookies?
While it might sound like a totally weird ingredient to add to these cookies, it’s what gives them their chew. It activates with the other ingredients in the recipe and is a must when making these cookies. If you happen to leave it out, you’re going to notice.
Do Snickerdoodle Cookies Freeze Well?
They actually do! And the great part about these cookies is that you can freeze the dough before they’re cooked or freeze them after their baked. If you’re going to freeze the dough before baking them, I would suggest rolling them into balls first and freezing them that way. Then, when it’s time to bake, you can skip that step since it’s already done.
If you’re going to freeze baked cookies, you’ll want to make certain that you add them to freezer-proof bags or containers and place them directly in the freezer. You can consider freezing one or two in a bag that way you can just pull out the ones that you’re wanting to eat and dethaw them instead of dethawing all of them at once.
Do You Decorate Snickerdoodle Cookies?
Not typically, but if you want to, go for it. You can easily add on some frosting, cinnamon, and sugar, or even a dollop of whipped cream to the very top of your Snickerdoodle cookie. Then, in addition to those fun toppings, you can use sprinkles or even mini chocolate chips. Even add frosting in between two snickerdoodles for a snickerdoodle sandwich cookie.
Snickerdoodle Cookies are a great cookie to take to holiday cookie exchanges because it’s just such a versatile cookie flavor that everyone loves. In fact, you just might find that they’re a hit once you tell everyone that you made them entirely from scratch.
One other fun idea for this Snickerdoodle Cookies is that you can set up a cookie decorating bar at home and let everyone do what they want with the cookies. It gives everyone the choice to add toppings, not add toppings or just set down and chow down.
But if you’re asking me, there’s really no wrong way to enjoy these homemade, perfect Snickerdoodle Cookies. Every single bite will melt in your mouth and have you already grabbing for another. When you make cookies that taste this good, you better believe that you’re going to get to indulge in them over and over again!
This Is Such A Great Recipe, Try These Snickerdoodles Today!
Here are a few more delicious cookies that can be found on the blog:
- Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
- Christmas Sugar Cookies
- Hockey Puck Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Lemon Cheesecake Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Pecan Pretzel Cookies
- Soft Molasses Cookies with Molasses Frosting
- Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg + 1 yolk
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 3 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars together until creamy.
Add egg and yolk, beat until combined.
Gradually add flour mixture into sugar mixture beat after each addition until combined.
Using a teaspoon, drop rounded 1" ball into cinnamon sugar mixture to coat then place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 7 minutes, remove from oven, let cookies sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes
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